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Plane Lands On Car In Chattanooga

Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:11 am

I'm sure a lot of you have seen this on the news, haven't seen it on A.net so I thought I'd post it.

http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/na...c9a42b-f5df-4def-b5f1-3660167a7c13




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RE: Plane Lands On Car In Chattanooga

Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:32 am

They ran it out of gas. I'm scratching my head on that one. Chattanooga was where they tried to get in after they realized that they couldn't make it to Kentucky. Dual flame out and they dead-sticked into a small parking lot about 1/2 mile off of Runway 2. My wife actually wears a ring from a jewelry store 200' from the impact site. There was not any extra room around that place. It is tight to put down a BE 200 in and survive. So they had a huge screw-up followed by the big save - the pilot saved their lives, not his licence. All in all it was exciting and no one died.
 
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RE: Plane Lands On Car In Chattanooga

Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:41 am

Wow, that is an incredible save after a monumental screwup.

So how long will he be without a license before he can get it back?
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RE: Plane Lands On Car In Chattanooga

Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:50 am

So where are the pictures of this?
 
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RE: Plane Lands On Car In Chattanooga

Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:53 am

thank god nobody got hurt, could have been a tragic accident
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RE: Plane Lands On Car In Chattanooga

Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:55 am

Found these two...




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RE: Plane Lands On Car In Chattanooga

Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:59 am

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 2):
So how long will he be without a license before he can get it back?

I don't know that he'll be without a license, but I'm sure that the NTSB and FAA will crucify him in an accident report for fuel mismanagement, which is BTW the #1 cause for forced landings in general aviation...  Wink The FAA will determine from there if any certificate action is necessary.
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RE: Plane Lands On Car In Chattanooga

Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:03 am

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 5):
Found these two...

That right there folks is a King Air. You'd think someone with a million dollar airplane would be operating it with a better sense of judgement than to run out of fuel...but of course I know that money doesn't buy good judgement  Wink
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RE: Plane Lands On Car In Chattanooga

Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:48 am

If you have to crash, I'm sure it is always a good thing for the fuel tanks to be empty.
 
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RE: Plane Lands On Car In Chattanooga

Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:35 am

I posted that it was a BE-200, but a buddy just told me that it was a B-90 built in 1969 (which lines up nicely with those pics). They carted off the remains to Atlanta today, but the pilot and pax already have said they ran it out of gas. The second pic shows how close it came to Brainerd Road, a major and busy six lane road.
 
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RE: Plane Lands On Car In Chattanooga

Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:28 pm

Quoting MD88Captain (Reply 1):
So how long will he be without a license before he can get it back?

That's IF he gets it back. He'll probably end up defending in some civil lawsuits as a result of the property damage as well.
If it turns out that it's bad pilot judgment that the NTSB and FAA determine (which is almost certain), he shouldn't get it back. Now, if he'd been going in on 20, they'd probably have ended up dead. 2 has the benefit of having development and paved surfaces off of the arrival end. 20 has trees, a railway embankment and a rock quarry pit,

Having grown up in Chattanooga, I was always surprised that no one has done this until now. Back until a few years ago, the best Chinese restaurant in town (New Peking Restaurant) was located directly under the approach path to 02. A couple of years before I moved to TUS, they sold out to the local automobile dealership and moved into a new, smaller building down Brainard Road. That there is the Brainard Town Center, just across the street from the former restaurant site.

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RE: Plane Lands On Car In Chattanooga

Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:18 pm

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N10TM

Theres the plane. A Beech King Air 90.
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RE: Plane Lands On Car In Chattanooga

Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:40 pm

If they's just bingoed into Huntsville, no one would know what a horrible judgement call they made to take off with insufficienty fuel.

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